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Rathbone Youth Centre: vacancies for Learning Mentors

Rathbone Youth Centre based at The Old Library in West Norwood is looking for local people who can spare one hour a week to volunteer as Learning Mentors. Previous experience is not necessary, just the willingness to support a young person with homework and study skills. We are also looking for people to help with Spanish homework.

Norwood Pensioners Group

In late August the Norwood Pensioners Group went on a coach trip sponsored by Norwood Forum visiting Bewl Water, Biddenden Vineyards and finishing at the Kent and East Sussex Railway for a cream tea on board a vintage carriage drawn by a working steam engine. The bus driver and guide for the day was our Chair, Sunil de Sayrah.

Recycling tips

Lambeth Recycling Doctors have been out on the streets over the past couple of months, discovering what residents have been putting in their recycling bins. The most common incorrect materials they've found are:

Plastic film: this has cropped up in one form or another in around 80% of the bins they've looked at. Although much household plastic packaging is recyclable, a good rule of thumb is that if it can be scrunched up into a ball, it can't be recycled. 

Norwood Road water mains works: progress

Norwood Forum has received an update (dated 5 September 2019) on progress with the works to renew the water mains along Norwood Road. Some 338m of the planned 840m of new 600mm Ductile Iron trunk main has now been installed via an open cutting.

Do you want to exhibit at the UNLH Affordable Art Fair?

The Upper Norwood Library Hub (UNLH) is looking for artists to show and sell their work at a three day art fair running from Friday 29 November to Sunday 1 December. There is no charge to exhibit, and only a small commission on any sales that you make.

There are limited places available so if you are interested please sign up by Friday 20 September using one of the following methods:

Settled Status for European Union Citizens - advice sessions

Lambeth Council have reminded us that they have organised advice sessions for EU citizens seeking "settled status" (neither are local): 

Thursday 12 September, 5:30 to 7:30pm at Longfield Hall, 50 Knatchbull Road, SE5 9QY and

Saturday 12 October, 2 to 4pm at Stockwell Community Centre1 Studley Road, SW4 6RA (behind Stockwell Underground Station).

London Wildlife Trust: conservation volunteering

If you would like to spend some time working in the various remaining woods of the Great North Wood to improve them for wildlife, the London Wildlife Trust (LWT) would love to hear from you.  

Repowering London

Repowering London is working with Lambeth Council to develop and manage a new community-owned solar energy project to install on schools and community buildings in the borough.

This pioneering community energy programme will lower the carbon footprint of the borough while improving the financial resilience of its schools and community and providing the borough with locally produced solar electricity.

The first Lambeth Community Solar project is with The Elmgreen and Norwood schools in West Norwood; 100kW of solar panels is being installed this autumn on the schools' roofs.